Hot diggity dog! It’s the perfect day for a picnic! The Mickey Mouse Clubhouse crew is about to set off for a day-long picnic when they realize that Minnie’s picnic basket is all out of supplies. This story unfolds in a series of intertwining tales of Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Daisy, Goofy and Pluto as each goes off in search of an essential missing picnic item. A Hot-Dog Day is an engaging storybook filled with opportunities for young readers to use their counting, logic and reasoning skills, and most importantly, their imaginations.
Collects the first and second volume of Walt Disney's Mickey Mousenewspaper comic strips by Floyd Gottfredson, one of the greatest cartoonists ofthe 20th century. Vol. 1, "Race to Death Valley," features a dozendifferent adventures starring Mickey, his gal Minnie and her uncle Mortimer (notto be confused with Mickey's rival in the animated shorts!), his palsHorace Horsecollar and Butch, the villainous Pegleg Pete, and the mysterious andshrouded Fox. Relive Mickey's race to a gold mine with Pegleg Pete hot onhis heels; Mickey's life on the lam; and Mickey's ringside battlewith a hulking heavyweight champ! In Vol. 2: Trapped on Treasure Island, Mickeyfights with pirates on desolate Treasure Island; quests with Goofy to catchruthless counterfeiters; and battles to save windy Horace Horsecollar from madscientists, a robbery frame-up -- and himself! Bad guys "BillShakespeare" and hypnosis-happy Professors Ecks, Doublex, and Triplex joinarchenemy Pegleg Pete.
Ranging from the playful, to the fact-filled, and to the thoughtful, this collection tracks the fortunes of Walt Disney’s flagship character. From the first full-fledged review of his screen debut in November 1928 to the present day, Mickey Mouse has won millions of fans and charmed even the harshest of critics. Almost half of the eighty-one texts in A Mickey Mouse Reader document the Mouse’s rise to glory from that first cartoon, Steamboat Willie, through his seventh year when his first color animation, The Band Concert, was released. They include two important early critiques, one by the American culture critic Gilbert Seldes and one by the famed English novelist E. M. Forster. Articles and essays chronicle the continued rise of Mickey Mouse to the rank of true icon. He remains arguably the most vivid graphic expression to date of key traits of the American character—pluck, cheerfulness, innocence, energy, and fidelity to family and friends. Among press reports in the book is one from June 1944 that puts to rest the urban legend that “Mickey Mouse” was a password or code word on D-Day. It was, however, the password for a major pre-invasion briefing. Other items illuminate the origins of “Mickey Mouse” as a term for things deemed petty or unsophisticated. One piece explains how Walt and brother Roy Disney, almost single-handedly, invented the strategy of corporate synergy by tagging sales of Mickey Mouse toys and goods to the release of Mickey’s latest cartoons shorts. In two especially interesting essays, Maurice Sendak and John Updike look back over the years and give their personal reflections on the character they loved as boys growing up in the 1930s.
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This is a book about why history matters. It shows how popularized historical images and narratives deeply influence Americans' understanding of their collective past. A leading public historian, Mike Wallace observes that we are a people who think of ourselves as having shed the past but also avid tourists who are on a "heritage binge," flocking by the thousands to Ellis Island, Colonial Williamsburg, or the Vietnam Memorial.Wallace probes into the trivialization of history that pervades American culture as well as the struggles over public memory that provoke stormy controversy. The recent imbroglio surrounding the National Air and Space Museum's proposed Enola Gay exhibit was reported as centering on why the U.S. government decided to use the A-Bomb against Japan. Wallace scrutinizes the actual plans for the exhibit and investigates the ways in which the controversy drew in historians, veterans, the media, and the general public.Whether his subject is multimillion dollar theme parks owned by powerful corporations, urban museums, or television docudramas, Mike Wallace shows how their depictions of history are shaped by assumptions about which pasts are worth saving, whose stories are worth telling, what gets left out, and who is authorized to make the decisions. Author note: Mike Wallace is Professor of History at John Jay College, City University of New York. He is the co-author, with Edwin G. Burrows, of Gotham: A History of New York City to 1898, winner of the 1999 Pulitzer Prize for History.
Community Service, Service-Learning, and Community-Based Research
Author: Robert W. Brockway
Publisher: SUNY Press
Brockway exposes Western mythic thought from Paleolithic times to the present. Myth and mythic thinking did not cease with the rise of science and philosophy during the Enlightenment, but continue to flourish in modern times. The author shows how mythic themes continue to occur in both high culture and popular arts.